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History

A Strong Foundation for a Sustainable Future

The CH2M Foundation partners with organizations in our operating countries to develop sustainable communities and inspire the next generation of STEM talent. We focus our support on sustainable communities; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; and employee engagement.

Our History

CH2M launched its corporate foundation in 1992 to honor the firm’s founders–Holly Cornell, Burke Hayes, Jim Howland and Fred Merryfield– (pictured above) and support their legacy of strengthening communities through engineering excellence and community engagement.

For more than a decade, the CH2M Foundation helped further academic excellence in engineering and technology by investing more than US$2 million in college and university programs. In 2006, the Foundation kicked off a grant program to benefit Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB) to support CH2M’s commitment to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in the industry. Today, the CH2M Foundation is a robust philanthropic organization with an expanded global scope and a focus on three strategic areas of giving: building sustainable communities; science, technology, engineering and math education; and employee engagement. Its Board of Directors and staff are comprised of employees from all over the world to provide the professional guidance and direction expected of CH2M’s 25,000 employees.

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